MARK HADDON is a writer and illustrator of numerous award-winning children's books and television screenplays, as well as the novels The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, A Spot of Bother, and The Red House, as well as a collection of poetry, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea As a young man, Haddon worked with autistic individuals. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and at Oxford University. He lives in Oxford, England.
"Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent." --The Boston
"Smart, honbets and wrenching." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Astonishingly captivating . . . firece and ingenious."
--The Miami Herald "Briliant. . . .Delightful. . . Very moving, very plausibe--and very funny." --Oliver Sacks "Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy." --Ian McEwan "I have never read anything quite like Mark Haddon's funny and agonizingly honest book, or encountered a narrator more vivid and memorable." --Arthur Golden "The Curious Incident brims with imagination, empathy, and vision -- plus it's a lot of fun to read." -- Myla Goldberg